Bug 232762 - Confusing '--help' output
Confusing '--help' output
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: desktop-file-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2007-03-17 07:14 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 10:58:13 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2007-03-17 07:14:26 EDT
[I could not find an upstream bugreport address in the package; therefore,
 I report it here]

Description of problem:

The '--help' output is confusing because it does not give an indication
whether arguments are required resp. how they are to use:

| $ desktop-file-install --help   
|  -m, --mode                      Set the given permissions on the destination file.

--> where have I to give the mentioned permissions?

Help screen from previous versions (0.10) was much clearer:

| $ desktop-file-install --help
|   -m, --mode=STRING                Set the given permissions on the

Ditto for other options like '--add-category' or '--dir'

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-03-19 09:57:35 EDT

The upstream bugzilla is at bugs.freedesktop.org
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2007-04-03 10:58:13 EDT
Can you report the bug there? Thanks.

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